Early this week Snapchat imitator Puffchat threatened a hacker for disclosing serious security holes and fallacies in the app's privacy claims. As expected, things aren't going well for Puffchat's arrogant founder.
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Violet Blue is the author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy. She contributes to ZDNet, CNET, CBS News and SF Appeal.
Larry Seltzer has long been a recognized expert in technology, with a focus on mobile technology and security in recent years
One inane tweet from mid-2012 was enough to start a chain reaction of information-gathering that could have rivaled the work of a government intelligence agency. And with that dossier of data, a hacker could have ended up ruining one man's life.
The next version of Security Essentials will include prominent warnings that Windows XP is not a safe operating system.
Reports on Monday that Microsoft has extended support for Windows XP in China are incorrect.
There are many reasons why users will be sticking with Windows XP after Microsoft ends all support next month. In the final analysis, none of them are good excuses.
Cisco is offering prizes worth up to $300,000 for those who can solve security issues surrounding the "Internet of Things" concept.
Contrary to reports, Google's head of Android development Sundar Pichai did not say that the OS is not focused on security -- rather, he meant the opposite.
The NSA may not be listening to your private phone calls, but it has been watching your private parts
The U.K. and U.S. government's ability to tap into webcams — and directly into your living rooms and offices — shows the biggest and most blatant lack of respect for people's privacy by Western governments in living memory.
Code Pink unfurled banners yesterday, today DEF CON -affiliated organizations protest on the ground, and tomorrow a sold-out protest event show that "obnoxious" RSA protests are certainly drawing attention.
Why did it take four days longer for Apple to patch the SSL/TLS bug on OS X than on iOS? Even in this difficult situation Apple could have handled things better.